Best Country Songs of the Year

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5. Beer Never Broke My Heart
> Artist: Luke Combs
> Billboard Hot Country Songs peak position: 2
> Total Spotify plays: 79.5 million

With a title like “Beer Never Broke My Heart,” there is no doubt that this is a country song. The latest offering from North Carolina-born Luke Combs rose to No. 2 in August on the Billboard Hot Country Songs chart, and it was his sixth top 10 hit.

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4. Beautiful Crazy
> Artist: Luke Combs
> Billboard Hot Country Songs peak position: 1
> Total Spotify plays: 203.1 million

Luke Combs scored his second No. 1 single on the Hot Country chart this year with “Beautiful Crazy,” which spent a total of 11 weeks in the top position. The single also helped Combs become the first artist to have their first five singles top the Country Airplay chart since the chart’s 1990 inception.

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3. God’s Country
> Artist: Blake Shelton
> Billboard Hot Country Songs peak position: 1
> Total Spotify plays: 75.3 million

Hit machine Blake Shelton has churned out 14 chart-toppers on the Billboard Hot Country Songs, and “God’s Country” is the latest song to summit the country list, spending seven weeks atop the chart. The song contains the line “The devil went down to Georgia but he didn’t stick around,” which is a nod to the Charlie Daniels’ song “The Devil Went Down to Georgia.”

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2. Speechless
> Artist: Dan + Shay
> Billboard Hot Country Songs peak position: 1
> Total Spotify plays: 192.3 million

Country duo Dan Smyers and Shay Mooney topped the country chart with “Speechless,” which was intended to capture the musicians’ feelings on their wedding days when they first laid eyes on their respective brides. The song stayed on the chart for an exceptional 56 weeks, nine of which were spent at No. 1.

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1. Whiskey Glasses
> Artist: Morgan Wallen
> Billboard Hot Country Songs peak position: 1
> Total Spotify plays: 133.4 million

“Whiskey Glasses” is the first Billboard Hot Country Songs chart-topper for the 26-year-old Tennessee native and former contestant on “The Voice.” Morgan Wallen said the lyrics to the song were inspired by a former girlfriend. The single spent two weeks at No. 1 and was on the country chart for 52 weeks.